Tug pilot to plead guilty in duck boat crash

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A Philadelphia tug pilot involved in a crash between a barge and a tour boat that killed two Hungarian students last summer was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter and has agreed to plead guilty, federal prosecutors said.

The tug pilot, Matt Devlin of Catskill, N.Y., was repeatedly on his cell phone dealing with a family emergency as he steered the huge barge toward the stalled duck boat, according to federal investigators.

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